April 21, 2009

Mix Tape Challenge

Okay, you know how much I love a contest that will have me laughing in hysterics with your entries so I've come up with a really good one!

Jess makes me all these crazy playlists, my mix tapes, that I listen to while I make beads. We both thought that would be pretty funny to see what kind of "mix tape" playlists we would create from our high school days. And that is the inspiration for this challenge.

So whether you were listening to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Cure or Nirvana, I want to hear your favorite songs from those angst-ridden, hormone-filled days!

Here is my playlist for curious minds:
Heather's High School Mix Tape

The Rules:

There are a few ways to enter and you can "earn" more than one entry depending on how much you participate. I will pick the winners next Friday, May 1st. Winners will be picked by random drawing.

1 entry - share your top 5 favorite songs from your high school days in the comments section.
Bonus entry - make a playlist to share on your blog and blog about this contest. (Leave the link to your blog post in the comment)

Triple bonus entry - your name will go in the hat a third time if you include a photo of youself from your teen years in your blog post about this contest.

The Prizes:
Grand Prize - $50 Gift Certificate to Humblebeads.com or Humblebeads.etsy.com
Runner Up - $25 Gift Certificate to Humblebeads.etsy.com


Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hey Heather! This is too fun! I just blogged about your challenge, posted my grad pic and added a playlist of my 80's fav's to my blog. Thanks!


Gaea said...

Ooooooo! Devilishly good fun! That may have to be my theme!!! Love it!

Gaea said...

Ok! That was too much fun! Here it is....

Carol B said...

sounds like fun. I have to remember HS first, though. I graduated in '73.

Rosanne said...

Ha Carol...I graduated in 73 also. Do we have any memory left.
I have to give this some thought.

Katie said...

This is going to be fun...I was listening to my iPod at work today and thinking that my playlist would have to be songs that I remember from Junior High/High School dances...Be prepared to be hit with a lot of late 80's and early 90's fun :o) I have to work on putting it together, but I am very excited about this project!!

sharon said...

Hey Heather, this is fanastic and so much fun!! Don't know if I can even find a high school photo, but I did manage to create a playlist on my blog !

sharon said...

Ok, check it out Heather, I got up the nerve to post the high school photo...I want those beads pretty bad!

Lorelei Eurto said...

FUN POST HEATHER!! I love it!! You think of such cool stuff!

I put a playlist of songs on my blog and posted a really lame pic of me from 1991 on my post.

Katie said...

I just posted my incredibly fun and cheesy playlist (Junior High and High School Dances - 80s and early 90s) on my blog...Enjoy!

I don't know if any cheesy pictures of me from high school managed to survive...If I find one, I will be sure to post it and let you know :o)

Thanks for having a fun contest for all of us :o)


Cindy said...

Hi Heather
I took your mixed tape challenge! Boy you made us work for this one...but I went for the triple bonus!!! Thanks for this creative challenge...it was fun!

kat said...

Love the contest. Unfortunately I don't have a blog so here's my top 5: Vacation (Go-Go's), China Girl (David Bowie), I Melt With You (Modern English), Don't Go (Yaz), Cruel Summer (Bananarama)

I could keep going....

Heather Powers said...

I've loving the 80's!
And for those who are from the 70's I grew up with that music too, let's hear it.

Kat - thanks for playing along here in the comments. I love each of those songs.

I hope more readers will enter their songs if they don't have a blog.

Free beads are at stake here!

Rosanne said...

I did my high school playlist.
Thanks Heather it was fun going to other peoples blogs and listening.
Best week for me! Too bad we weren't great picture takers back then....


Eileen said...

omg...this is so cool...i'm going to get my playlist together and a post...great contest...we all know i love a good contest...
btw...graduated in 75...

SarahKelley said...

Top 5 from '96:
Follow You Down-- Gin Blossoms
Name-- Goo Goo Dolls
Key West Intermezzo-- John Mellencamp
Missing-- Everything But the Girl
Breakfast at Tiffany's-- Deep Blue Something

Anonymous said...

Great contest! I graduated in
'98, but didn't listen to a lot of contemporary music. Here's my list.

Somewhere out there--Moody Blues
Silver Spring--Fleetwood Mac
The Fire Inside--Bob Seger
I'm Not in Love--10CC
Magic Man--Heart

Hannah B.

Denise S. said...

Play That Funky Music White Boy-Wild Cherry
Killing Me Softly With His Song-Roberta Flack
Dream Weaver-Gary Wright
Slow Ride-Foghat
Fortunate Son-Credence Clearwater Revival

Unknown said...

What a great idea. Graduated in 1966 and no way am I looking for photo from that time. Here is my list:
Louie Louie (The Kingsmen)
Last Date (Floyd Cramer)
Surfer Girl ( The Beach Boys)
The Little Old Lady From Pasedena (Jan $ Dean)
Mony Mony (Tommy James & The Shondelles)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Wow what a wide range of ages reading your blog Heather! Just goes to show you beads are ageless!

I graduated in 84 and I loved:

1)Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
2)Roxanne (Sting)
3)Hello (Lionel Richie)
4)Parents just don't understand (DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince aka Will Smith)
5)Purple Rain (Prince)

If I get a chance I'll make an official playlist and post about it. Lots of fun memories in those songs!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a fun game. I had to dust out the cobwebs in my head for this one. First i will post my top 5 songs from 1963:
1. Puff the Magic Dragon -Peter, Paul & Mary
2. Louie, Louie by the Kingsmen
3. Sufin' USA by the Beachboys
4. Surf City by Jan & Dean
5. Its My Party by Leslie Gore

Now I will have to work on my blog post.

Mary K. McGraw said...

And here is my blog post with a picture: http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

Heather - this is fun! here's my blog, a playlist and my picture!

FrankandRox said...

Had to think on it a bit...
I graduated in 2000 and there definately were some standouts!

1. Wheat Kings - the hip
nothing else comes close to that one
2. the whole Dazed and Confused soundtrack, knew every word of that movie "Hey whatch the leather"
3. Trainspotting soundtrack
4. ah all the Radiohead
5. all that Great Big Sea

Shai Williams said...

Now I am really going to be showing my age. Let's see

1. HURTS SO GOOD John Cougar
3. TAKE IT ON THE RUN Reo Speedwagon
4. LOGICAL SONG Supertramp
5. LOST IN LOVE Air Supply

Christine Ritchey said...

My tastes in music were a bit, um, strange in high school. Gregorian Chant, Handel's Messiah, Subterranian Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan), Blackbird (The Beatles) and Good Vibrations (Beach Boys)

It could be fun to think of some of the worst songs ever played. My favorite worst song is McCarther Park (Richard Harris)! *groan* LOL


Sherry Goodloe said...

This IS fun! Here's a link to my post http://gotart4u.blogspot.com/2009/04/ooooooooh-this-is-going-to-be-fun-and.html

I included photos, listed my 5 favorite songs and a special playlist for the contest.

This brought back a lot of memories from what has been eons ago for me! *smiles*

Valerie said...

Oh man- I am feeling ridiculously young- graduated in 2003! I did have some early experiences with making mixed tapes though :)

I know I'm a little late in the game, but I saw your post today and it looked like too much fun not to participate!

here is my blog post: